Now that the injury talk is out of the way, it appears to solve their salary cap crunch the Pens intend to trade Jack Johnson. There’s been a lot of smoke growing on this development over the last few days and The Athletic’s Josh Yohe has more details.
A source within the Penguins organization and an independent league source both confirmed that Johnson was told over the weekend that many potential deals are on the table for general manager Jim Rutherford, and that Johnson is involved in the majority of them. Although a trade isn’t certain, Rutherford, according to sources, wanted to be transparent with Johnson about the situation and warned him that a trade within the next 48 hours is quite possible.
Yohe went onto say that it is believed two teams are willing to take on Johnson’s contract (four years remaining with a $3.25 million annual cap hit).